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Aquaporin-4 (AQP4), a key molecule for maintaining water and ion homeostasis in the central nervous system, is expressed in adult neural stem cells (ANSCs) as well as astrocytes. However, little is known about the functions of AQP4 in the ANSCs in vitro. Here we show that AQP4 knockout inhibits the proliferation, survival, migration and neuronal(More)
Aquaporin-4 (AQP4), a key molecule for maintaining water homeostasis in the central nervous system, is expressed in adult neural stem cells (ANSCs) as well as astrocytes. Neural stem cells give rise to new hippocampal neurons throughout adulthood, and defects in neurogenesis may predispose an individual to depression. Nevertheless, the role of AQP4 in adult(More)
Our previous investigation has demonstrated that the lack of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) expressions in mice is paralleled by sex- and region-specific abnormalities in neurotransmission. In the present study, we examined the effect of AQP4 deficiency on release of neurotransmitters in mouse striatum using in vivo microdialysis after high K(+) stimulus. The results(More)
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